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"I think, therefore I classify" - ISKO UK seminar and workshop - London, 16 July 2012

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 10:32:13 +0100
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To: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
CC: Anna Harvey <anna.harvey@tiscali.co.uk>
Dear  Colleagues,

  I think, therefore I classify

A Seminar and Workshop about classification, to review how and why it is 
learned, on Monday 16 July, 09.00 -- 18.00

Wilkes Room -- British Computer Society London office 
1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

The ability to categorize and classify the entities in the world around 
us is fundamental to human development. In this ISKO UK and BCS IRSG 
joint seminar, we shall first remind ourselves of the basics: the 
principles of classification, the philosophy and the research into 
cognitive psychology. We shall hear from experts in five different 
fields where classification is applied. The employment opportunities too 
will be considered, before we join breakout groups to consider what to 
do about it. Among the breakout topics envisaged is one specifically on 
"*Classification in electronic/networked environments*".  It is hoped 
also to arrange demonstrations from vendors of software designed to 
handle classification automatically.

The event fee is *£25* to ISKO and BCS members and to full-time students 
and just £60 for non-members, payable in advance. The fee covers lunch 
as well as the seminar and workshop, and the programme (see outline 
below) will be followed by a chance for human networking, with wine and 

You will find the full programme and booking details at 
<http://www.iskouk.org/events/classification_july2012.htm>.Please pass 
this invitation on to any colleagues who may be interested.We hope to 
see you there.

ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the 
objective of promoting research and communication in the domain of 
knowledge organization, within the broad field of information science 
and related disciplines. Our UK emphasis is to build bridges between the 
research and practitioner communities,with the UK Chapter attracting 
lively and steadily growing audiences to its afternoon meetings. You can 
see past and future events at http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm, most 
with MP3 recordings.

  BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT 
profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession 
for the benefit of all.Among its many specialist groups is the 
Information Retrieval SG, whose aims include supporting communication 
between researchers and practitioners, promoting the use of information 
retrieval methods in industry and raising public awareness.

  Please accept our apologies for any cross posting

Stella Dextre Clarke
Chair, ISKO UK

*"I think, therefore I classify" - Outline programme for 16 July 2012:*

Session 1: The need for classification education and skills
.    Principles of classification for libraries physical or virtual  - 
Vanda Broughton
.    How is classification currently taught? Review of current courses 
in UK -  Chris Urquhart
.    Demand for classification skills: the employment/recruitment 
trends  - Donald Lickley

Session 2: Perspectives on classification
.    Classification in the sciences, especially biology - Sandra Knapp
.    Information retrieval and classification - Fabrizio Sebastiani
.    Categorization and website architecture - Tony Russell-Rose
.    Classification in records management: part of the solution or part 
of the problem? - Steve Bailey
.    Class structure of ontologies, and uses in the Semantic Web - 
[speaker to be confirmed]

Session 3: Back to basics
.    To Cognize is to Categorize: From the 'Blooming, Buzzing Confusion' 
to the 'Cognitive Commons' - Stevan Harnad (by videoconference)
.    Philosophy of classification - John Dupré

Session 4: What to do about it?: Breakout sessions:
.    Curriculum content in university LIS courses
.    Learning in the workplace
.    Classification in electronic/networked environments
.    Formal versus informal classification
.    Classification content of computer science curricula

Stella Dextre Clarke
Information Consultant
Luke House, West Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8RR, UK
Tel: 01235-833-298
Fax: 01235-863-298

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